This monograph goes back over this extraordinary journey, illustrated by period photos and by more than 300 paintings carried out during the last 30 years.
This book brings together the testimonies of actors and spectators who witnessed the artist's meteoric rise: Agnes b., Magada Danysz, Willem Speerstra, Shoe, etc. The texts of this book are written by Théophile Pillault (journalist at Vice) with the participation of Dominique Baqué, Magda Danysz, Tom Laurent, Jacqueline Rabouan Moussion.
From the street to the rails, from the tag to the oil painting, from New York to Paris, the King of the American graffiti will have conquered the space of the canvas and, "entered in painting", is inscribed today in This history of art that he hoped to approach so far, far from an american dream of shoddy, conformism and dollars.
ABOUT THE ARTIST:
JonOne is an American street artist known for his Abstract Expressionist graffiti. While his work shows the influence of Jackson Pollock and Jean Dubuffet, JonOne began his career tagging while growing up in New York inspired by Jean-Michel Basquiat’s early street-based art. Born John Andrew Perello on November 30, 1963 in New York, NY, the self-taught artist developed his signature colorful abstract style with dynamic brushstrokes, drips, and patterns on the architecture and infrastructure of the city. Upon moving to Paris, France—where he currently lives and works—in 1987, JonOne put his marks on canvas.
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